Friday, August 10, 2007

McDonald's agrees to sell Boston Market

McDonald's agrees to sell Boston Market


By ASHLEY M. HEHER, AP Business Writer
Mon Aug 6, 4:32 PM ET

CHICAGO - McDonald's Corp. said Monday it agreed to sell its meat-and-potatoes Boston Market restaurant chain to private equity firm Sun Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum.

"This is consistent with our successful strategy to focus on brand McDonald's, a strategy that continues to deliver results," McDonald's spokesman Walt Riker said in a statement.

Richard Hurwitz, a spokesman for Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sun Capital, confirmed the agreement but declined to make further comment. Riker said the transaction will likely be completed in several weeks. He would not discuss details of the sale.

The transaction was first announced in a regulatory filing made by the world's largest restaurant company on Monday. In that filing, McDonald's said it had signed a definitive agreement to sell Golden, Colo.-based Boston Market in "early August."

The news of a sale came seven months after McDonald's acknowledged it was studying strategic options for the chain.

Boston Market, originally called Boston Chicken, was acquired in 2000 for $173.5 million as part of an initiative to diversify its business. Now the chain has 630 restaurants in 28 states.

Since then, McDonald's has pared down its partner brands, shedding Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Donato's Pizza and its stake in Fazoli's Italian fast-food restaurants.

"It was more a distraction than anything," Morningstar analyst John Owens said of Boston Market. "McDonald's is really singularly focused on the Golden Arches, so this was not a surprise to me."

Sun Capital, which now owns Fazoli's, has a portfolio that also includes bakery chain Bruegger's Enterprises, Garden Fresh salad restaurants and cheese-and-meat retailer Hickory Farms.

McDonald's shares rose 94 cents, or 1.9 percent, to close at $49.46.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Obituaries - Maslow & Weller

MASLOW BERNARD 'BILL', May 24, 2003, husband of Miriam (nee Sanders), of Willingboro, NJ, father of Irvin (Joanie) Maslow, Larry (Janet) Maslow, Jeffrey (Flossie) Maslow and Renee (Bruce) Cabot; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services are private. The family respectfully requests contributions in his memory be made to The American Heart Assn., 600 White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08106 PLATT MEM'L CHAPELS INC., Cherry Hill, NJ.

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 5/26/2003.

Source: http://obits.nj.com/starledger/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=93209042

WELLER Goldina Weller Librarian at university and Springfield temples, 82 Mrs. Goldina Weller (nee Rosen), 82, of Springfield died on Wednesday in Overlook Hospital, Summit. The funeral will be held at Temple Shaarey Shalom, 78 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, on Friday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. The interment will be on Monday, Aug. 27, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Arrangements are by the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vaux Hall Road, Union. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Weller lived there before moving to Springfield 18 years ago. She was a librarian at the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y), Buffalo, N.Y., for 17 years. She then served as secretary at Temple Beth Ahm, then Temple Shaarey Shalom, both in Springfield, before retiring in 2002. Mrs. Weller was a member of the Sisterhood of Temple Shaarey Shalom, as well as a choir member. Predeceased by her husband, Bennie, she is survived by her daughter, Janet Maslow, son-inlaw, Larry Maslow, and grandchildren, Nathaniel, Benjamin and Stuart. Donations in her memory may be made to the Springfield First Aid Squad.

Published in the Star-Ledger on 8/24/2007.

Source: http://www.legacy.com/BuffaloNews/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=93302639

WELLER-Goldina August 22, 2007, in New Jersey, wife of the late Bennie Weller; mother of Janet (Larry) Maslow; grandmother of Nathaniel, Benjamin and Stuart. Graveside services will be held Monday 1:30 PM at North Park Cemetery, Pine Ridge Rd, Cheektowaga. Arrangements by MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME.



Published in the Buffalo News on 8/26/2007.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

From: The Iraqi People, To: The World

Source: http://www.preterhuman.net/texts/lyrics_and_music_related/unsorted_lyrics/dont_give_up_on_us.txt

Don't Give Up On Us

-Artist: David Soul as sung on "Super Hits of The 70's-Have a Nice Day, Vol. 19"
-Rhino R4 71199
-peak Billboard position # 1 for 1 week in 1977
-Words and Music by Tony Macaulay


Don't give up on us, baby
Don't make the wrong seem right
The future isn't just one night
It's written in the moonlight
Painted on the stars
We can't change ours

Don't give up on us, baby
We're still worth one more try
I know we put a last one by
Just for a rainy evening
When maybe stars are few
Don't give up on us, I know
We can still come through

I really lost my head last night
You've got a right to start believin'
There's still a little love left, even so

Don't give up on us, baby
Lord knows we've come this far
Can't we stay the way we are?
The angel and the dreamer
Who sometimes plays a fool
Don't give up on us, I know
We can still come through

~instrumental interlude~

It's written in the moonlight
Painted on the stars
We can't change ours

Don't give up on us, baby
We're still worth one more try
I know we put a last one by
Just for a rainy evening
When maybe stars are few
Don't give up on us, I know
We can still come through

Don't give up on us, baby
Don't give up on us, baby


Transcribed by Robin Hood


DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY
Thelma Houston

Don't leave me this way
I can't survive, I can't stay alive
Without you love, oh baby
Don't leave me this way
I can't exist, I will surely miss
Your tender kiss
So don't leave me this way

Oh baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you
So come on down and do what you've got to do
You started this fire down in my soul
Now can't you see it's burning, out of control
So come down and stisfy the need in me
Cos only your good loving can set me free

Don't leave me this way
I don't understand how I'm at your command
So baby please don''t leave me this way

Don't leave me this way
Cos I can't exist
I will surely miss
your tender kiss
So don't leave me this way

Oh baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you...

Don't leave me this way
I can't survive, I can't stay alive
Without you love, oh baby
Don't leave me this way
I can't exist, I will surely miss
Your tender kiss
So don't leave me this way

Oh baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you...

To: England Re: Iraq

Source: http://barrymanilow.lyrics.info/youreleavingtoosoon.html

artist: Barry Manilow lyrics
title: You're Leaving Too Soon
album: Tryin' To Get The Feeling (1975)

You're leaving too soon
You oughta try believin' just for a day or two
You're tryin' to be wise and that's a foolish thing to do
Close the door
You're leaving too soon

You'll never learn to fly unless you learn to fall
You'll never know the answers 'till you've heard the call
You can't turn your back until you face it all
Take my word
You're leaving too soon

You're leaving too soon
You oughta try believin' just for a day or two
You're tryin' to be wise and that's a foolish thing to do
Close the door
You're leaving to soon

Babe you shouldn't go until you know just what I mean
Now, "happy ever after", I have never seen
But still we might come closer than we've ever been
Come over here
You're leavin' too soon

You're leavin' too soon
You oughta try believin' just for a day or two
You're tryin' to be wise and that's a foolish thing to do
Close the door
You're leaving too soon
You're leaving too soon

Monday, August 06, 2007

Evernham completes partnership with Gillett

Evernham completes partnership with Gillett

Team to be known as Gillett Evernham Motorsports
By Official Release
August 6, 2007
12:14 PM EDT

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Ray Evernham and George N. Gillett Jr. have announced the creation of Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM), a partnership combining Evernham Motorsports and the Gillett family where Evernham will remain a substantial owner and retain the title of chief executive officer.

The strength of Evernham's championship on-track performance and Gillett's off-track sports business experience creates a high-performance, high-energy platform to establish GEM's value and appeal to fans and sponsors, on and off the track.

Recognizing that the rate of change off-track has exceeded the change on-track in the past few years, Evernham forged a relationship with Gillett, whose diverse holdings offer unique business-to-business opportunities, sponsorship activation and fulfillment that will revolutionize what sponsors can expect from a NASCAR team.

Gillett is the owner of the NHL's Montreal Canadiensand a co-owner of the Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League. Gillett's other business interests include the Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens and Gillett Entertainment Group (GEG), producers of some 700 sporting and entertainment events in numerous venues throughout Canada and the United States.

GEM will benefit from Gillett's existing network of sports and entertainment properties, resorts, auto dealerships and auto franchises offering unique access to sponsors and partners and a powerful global connection that no other team can offer.

"It's very exciting for me to deliver to sponsors and fans the opportunity to align with a worldwide sports leader," Evernham said. "With the business acumen of the Gillett family and its sports brands, we've greatly expanded our reach.

This will allow me to focus on our racing operations and team performance, while the Gillett family will focus on our business operations. It certainly allows us to capitalize on our strengths and position GEM for long-term success both on and off the track."

"Racing is in my blood," said Gillett, chairman of Booth Creek Management Corporation (BCMC). "It's not often you get to partner with a leader with Ray's reputation, talent and championship legacy."

Evernham, whom motorsports media voted The Greatest Crew Chief of All Time in 2006, spearheaded Dodge's re-entry into NASCAR in 2001 and earned a pole position in Dodge's debut at the Daytona 500 with driver Bill Elliott. Prior to founding Evernham Motorsports, Evernham served as Jeff Gordon's crew chief, earning three Cup championships and 47 wins in just 216 starts.

The transaction was initiated and negotiated by Matthew Doherty at McLaren Capital Partners in Los Angeles. Wachovia Securities advised BCMC.

Gillett's business interests include: Booth Creek Resort Properties, LLC, the owner of luxury ski and golf resorts in North America; Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Wyoming; WorldCast Holdings, a major fishing guide company in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Booth Creek's automotive platform includes Summit Automotive Partners, LLC and Vista Automotive Group, owners of some 14 dealerships and 27 franchises in the United States. Other BCMC holdings are Coleman Natural Foods and Wheat Montana Farms & Bakery.

Additional announcements regarding the GEM partnership will be forthcoming.

Best ice cream: Cold Stone Creamery by Meghan Lobdell

Source: http://media.www.udreview.com/media/storage/paper781/news/2006/05/16/Mosaic/Best-Ice.Cream.Cold.Stone.Creamery-1997089.shtml

Media Credit: Tim Studd

"Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Grocery Store Ice Cream," the T-shirt reads in bold letters. As senior Tim Small scoops ice cream from behind the counter, a teenage boy asks for a sample of tangerine sorbet, sticks it in his mouth and says, "Yeah, get me some of that."

This reaction is not new to the employees of Cold Stone Creamery on Main Street. Since its opening in February 2004, the store has been nothing short of a success.

According to owner Lisa Kopolovic, Cold Stone serves approximately 800 customers and makes more than 1,000 ice cream creations on a warm spring day.

Unlike most ice cream shops that thrive in the summer, Cold Stone's peak season is February to May, when the university is in session because students make up 80 percent of patrons, Kopolovic says.

Dara Messing, a Cold Stone employee and senior at the university, says the unique flavors and presentation are what brings customers back.

"People like being able to get cool stuff in their ice cream and watch it mixed together," Messing says. "It's like live Ben & Jerry's - plus, it's delicious."

She says working at Cold Stone has its perks, including all-day sampling. Messing says she doesn't mind the policy that employees must sing when tipped.

"I have two songs I really like," she says. "But when I work the day shift by myself and have to sing, that's embarrassing."

Messing and Small say they have both encountered interesting customers during their days as Cold Stone employees.

Messing says she has had two people come in, sample every flavor, then leave without making a purchase. Small says he once watched a man spin the brownie container around and start eating them. They are not samples.

They agree their funniest customers are girls who order the sinless ice cream, sugar-free and fat-free, then add fudge, Oreos and Reese's.

"It's like Burger King with a Diet Coke," Small jokes.

Cold Stone's most popular flavor is cake batter, which he says the store orders in bulk - three times as much as any other ice cream.

Customers had to temporarily survive without their beloved cake batter when it was recalled last fall. The recipe contained raw egg and rumors surfaced that customers were becoming sick in the mid-West. Since then, it has been reformulated and made a comeback in February, Small says.

Kopolovic, who was born and raised in Newark, says she and her parents, Peter and Sharon Kopolovic, decided to open Cold Stone because there were no ice cream stores they liked in the area.

Aside from serving premium ice cream, Cold Stone sponsors fundraisers for university and outside organizations, donating 20 percent of proceeds to different causes. This month, every weekday is booked for a fundraiser, Kopolovic says.

Junior Diana Gron laughed when asked if she had been to Cold Stone before.

"Oh yeah, are you kidding?" Gron says. "When I think of good ice cream, I think of Cold Stone."


Cold Stone Creamery #0969
168 B East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302)731-1746
Kosher Certified

Hours:
Sun-Thu Noon-10:00P
Fri-Sat Noon-11:00P

Obituary - Satlof

Source: http://miva.delawareonline.com/miva/cgi-bin/miva?obits.mv+65460

Ruth Satlof

Age 83, of Newark, DE, died January 2, 2007.

She is survived by her husband, children & grand-children.

A graveside service will be held 11 am, Friday, January 5, 2007 in the Jewish Community Cemetery, on Foulk Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Cong., Washington Blvd. & Torah Dr., Wilm., DE 19802.

Arrangements by

SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL

[published 01/04/2007]

Source: http://www.newarkpostonline.com/articles/2007/01/11/obituaries/obits.10.txt

Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:32 AM EST


Ruth Satlof, 83, of Newark, died Jan. 2, 2007.

She is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Friday, Jan. 5, in the Jewish Community Cemetery, on Foulk Road.

Contributions may be made to Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Cong., Washington Blvd. & Torah Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802.
Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=harold-n-satlof&pid=167242489&fhid=20403
Harold N. Satlof, died 09-28-2013.

Arrangements: Schoenberg Memorial Chapel.

Published in The News Journal on September 30, 2013

Obituaries - Freedman & Grossman

FREEDMAN July 23, 2002, ALBERT, beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Kaufman) devoted father of Joanne (Larry) Grossman and Jeffrey Freedman, dear brother of Lenore Beck. Relatvies, friends and members of Montgomery Lodge #19 F & AM are invited to funeral services Fri. 11:30 AM. precisely GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S RAPHAEL SACKS SUBURBAN NORTH, 310 Second St. Pike, Southampton. Int. Mt. Jacob Cem. Shiva will be observed at the late residence. In lieu of flowers, contributions In his memory may be made to a charity of The donors choice. Masonic services will be held at 11 AM.

Published on 2002-07-25, Page , Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) and Philadelphia Daily News (PA)


Source: http://www.legacy.com/philly/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=114015585

GROSSMAN
MURRAY H. of Ewing Township, NJ (former resident of Glenside, PA). Beloved husband of Jackie Lev Grossman. Devoted father of Dr. Larry (Joanne) Grossman of Plymouth Meeting, PA, and Rabbi Daniel (Elayne) Grossman of Lawrenceville, NJ. Dear brother of May Fetterman, Marilyn Heckler and Muriel Gorochow. Cherished grandmother of Miriam and Sam Grossman. Services Friday 11:30 A.M. at GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S RAPHAEL SACKS, 310 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA. Burial at Har Zion Cemetery. The period of mourning will be observed at the Grossman residence in Lawrenceville. Memorial contributions to Adath Israel Congregation (Lawrenceville, NJ) Jewish War Veterans Women's Auxiliary or Hadassah.

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 7/24/2008

Source: http://obits.nj.com/Trenton/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=114024938

Murray H. Grossman EWING - Murray H. Grossman, 86, died Wednesday in the Greenwood House. Born in New York City, he was a former resident of Glenside, PA. Mr. Grossman was a sales representative for hardware and plumbing supply companies before retiring four years ago. He was a 32nd degree mason, the former commander of the Jewish War Veterans in Philadelphia County and former commander of Jewish War Veterans Post 176. Mr. Grossman served proudly for seven years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed socializing with friends, reading, community service and raising plants. He is survived by his wife Jackie Lev Grossman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Larry and Joanne Grossman of Plymouth Meeting, PA, Rabbi Daniel and Elayne Grossman of Lawrenceville; three sisters, May Fetterman, Marilyn Heckler and Muriel Gorochow; and two grandchildren, Miriam and Sam Grossman. Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at Goldsteins Rosenberg's Raphael Sacks, 310 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA. Burial will follow at Har Zion Cemetery, Collingdale, PA. The period of mourning will be observed at the Grossman residence in Lawrenceville. Memorial contributions may be offered to Adath Israel Congregation, Jewish War Veterans Women's Auxiliary or Hadassah. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing Township.

Published in The Times, Trenton, on 7/24/2008


Source:
http://www.legacy.com/philly/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=121196265

GROSSMAN
JACKIE LEV 87, of Ewing, NJ, died Monday Dec. 8, 2008. Mrs. Grossman was a former resident of Philadelphia most of her life. She was a supervisor of Baer Research Diagnostic Center at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center before retiring. Mrs. Grossman was a longtime member of the Jewish War Veterans Auxillary, where she held several county and state positions. Daughter of the late Aaron and Frieda Lev, sister of the late Ida Segal and wife of the late Murray H. Grossman. She is survived by two sons and daughters in law Dr. Larry and Joanne Grossman of Plymouth Meeting, PA, Rabbi Daniel and Elayne Grossman of Lawrenceville, NJ, a brother Marvin Lev of Jackson, NJ, two grandchildren Miriam and Sam Grossman. Funeral Services are Thursday 10 A.M. at GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S RAPHAEL SACKS SUBURBAN NORTH, 310 Second St. Pike, Southampton. The period of mourning will be observed at the residence of Rabbi and Elayne Grossman in Lawrenceville on Thursday and Saturday through Tuesday.

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 12/10/2008

Source: http://obits.nj.com/Trenton/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=121200813

Jackie Lev Grossman EWING - Jackie Lev Grossman, 87, died Monday in the Greenwood House. Born in Romania, Mrs. Grossman was a former resident of Philadelphia, where she lived for most of her life. She was the supervisor of the Baer Research Diagnostic Center at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center before retiring. Mrs. Grossman was a longtime member of the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary, where she held several county and state positions. She was an honored memeber of the Women's League of Medical Research at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. She was also a member of the Hadassah, and served on the board of West Oak Lane Jewish Community Center. Daughter of the late Aaron and Frieda Lev, sister of the late Ida Segal, and wife of the late Murray H. Grossman, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Larry and Joanne Grossman of Plymouth Meeting, PA, and Rabbi Daniel and Elayne Grossman of Lawrenceville, NJ; a brother, Marvin Lev of Jackson, NJ, and two grandchildren, Miram and Sam Grossman. Funeral services are Thursday 10 a.m. at Goldstein Rosenberg's and Raphael Sacks, 310 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA. Burial will follow at Har Zion Cemetery, Collingdale, PA. The period of mourning will be observed at the residence of Rabbi and Elayne Grossman in Lawrenceville on Thursday, and Saturday through Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be offered to Adath Israel Congregation, Jewish War Veterans Womens Auxiliary or the Hadassah. Funeral arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ

Published in The Times, Trenton, on 12/10/2008